What is Neurological Music Therapy? 

Neurological music therapy is defined as:

Neurologic Music Therapy is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunctions that come from human nervous system. NMT is based on a neuroscience model of music perception and production and the influence of music on functional changes in nonmusical brain and behavior functions. Treatment techniques in NMT are based on scientific research and are directed towards functional therapeutic goals. Treatment techniques are standardized and applied to therapy as Therapeutic Music Interventions, which are adaptable to the patient’s needs. In addition to music therapy training, Neurologic Music Therapists are educated in the areas of neuroanatomy/physiology, brain pathologies, medical terminology, and rehabilitation of cognitive and/or motor functions. (Thaut, Michael “Training Manual for Neurologic Music Therapy).

Who can benefits From NMT?

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Huntington’s Disease

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Stroke

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement and communication

There is much research showing effects on multiple clients such as:

NMT Research Articles

Here is a list of some research articles indicating NMT as an evidence-based therapy.